Director Tlaloc Rivas and actress Blanca Agüero discuss Mariela in the Desert in our latest video feature. It is 1950 and artists Mariela and José are living an isolated existence in the desert of Northern Mexico, haunted by the ghost of their young son. José is very ill and Mariela sends a telegram to their daughter encouraging her to come home. Where once the walls were beautifully decorated, now only one painting remains, and it is shrouded in mystery. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles, Mariela in the Desert runs April 10 through 27, 2014 at Aurora Theatre.